Our library patrons in Berryville really like Westerns. It’s one the most popular book genres we circulate, and of course, our Western movies also are checked out regularly.
And for any of you regular readers, you know I like Westerns, too.
But even when you love something, that doesn’t mean you’re immune to being stuck in a rut. We now have a solution to that for our Western-movie-loving patrons.
A few months ago, one of our sister libraries, the Eureka Springs Public Library, shared with us their film advisory booklet templates. It’s basically a short booklet that previews a range of movies/TV shows in a given genre, from mysteries to Downton Abbey-like dramas. The idea is to have a ready-made resource of recommendations for when someone interested in that genre is browsing.
We loved the idea and displayed their booklets while also planning to create some others that we knew would appeal to our patrons. Having one devoted to Westerns was one of the first on our list.
Our Western film advisory booklet features over 40 suggestions, mostly movies but also a few TV shows.
Don’t like new Westerns and prefer only the old classics? We’ve got you covered.
Bored with the old favorites and interested in newer releases? We’ve got you covered.
Prefer traditional Westerns where the good guys wear white hats and the bad guys don’t? We’ve got you covered.
Prefer Spaghetti Westerns where nobody wears a white hat? We’ve got you covered.
Rather watch a cowboy comedy? We’ve got you covered.
Squeamish about violence and more interested in a gentler story set in the Old West? We’ve got you covered.
Team John Wayne? We’ve got you covered.
Team Clint Eastwood? We’ve got you covered.
You get the idea. 🙂
Below you’ll find the link to a PDF version of the booklet, though you’re more than welcome to stop by the library and look at a print copy, too. We also have one on Oscar-winning movies available at the library.
Are you a Western fan? Are you Team John Wayne or Team Clint Eastwood? Which other film advisory categories do you think needs a booklet?
As always, please follow this link to our online library catalog to find more information on any of these items or to place holds.